(GoRealNewsNow.com) – The tragic news broke this weekend that a former official in the Trump administration who was also an admired figure in the financial regulatory world lost his life following a senseless act of violence.
The deadly incident happened on a seemingly ordinary Monday in Washington D.C. when Mike Gill, a former official of Trump in office, was targeted by a carjacker, leading to his untimely death on Saturday as reported by Fox 5 D.C.
Kristina Gill expressed deep sorrow over the loss of her husband, Mike Gill, stating that his unexpected passing has created a void in the hearts of his family and friends that cannot be filled. “It is with profound sadness that I wish to inform the community of the passing of my husband, Mike Gill,” she expressed.
Gill, who had served as the chief operating officer of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission under former President Donald Trump, was remembered not just for his professional achievements but for the personal connections he had.
Drew Maloney, President and CEO of the American Investment Council and a friend of Gill’s for over 15 years, shared his gratitude for the years of hard work, dedication, and, most importantly, the friendship they had, which also extended to their families.
The tragedy of Gill’s loss was also commented on by former CFTF Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo, who remembered Gill as “one of the most wonderful, honest, earnest, and open-hearted persons on this earth.”
The circumstances surrounding Gill’s death are as tragic as they are alarming. When everything happened he was outside an office building on K Street, preparing to pick up his wife from work, when 28-year-old Artell Cunningham approached him. Cunningham then shot Gill in the head, leading to his untimely death.
The violent rampage didn’t conclude with this heinous act as Cunningham went on to cause further devastation including the murder of another person and engaging in confrontations with law enforcement before ultimately being fatally shot by police officers.